Johnny Depp's wife charged with sneaking dogs into Australia
SYDNEY (AP) -- Johnny Depp's wife Amber Heard has been charged with illegally bringing the couple's dogs to Australia.
Prosecutors on Thursday said that Heard was charged this week with two counts of illegally importing Pistol and Boo into Australia and one count of producing a false document.
The charges come two months after the nation's agriculture minister ordered the pooches to leave or face death.
They carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and fines of more than 100,000 Australian dollars ($74,000).
The doggie debacle began in May, after Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce accused Depp of smuggling the dogs aboard his private jet when he returned to Australia to resume filming of the fifth movie in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series.